William Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth '

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Shakespeare 's tragedy, Macbeth, follows a man’s bloody rise to power, which hinges on murder of the Scottish king named Duncan. In my opinion, the play 's most memorable character is the wife of this man, Lady Macbeth. Similar to her spouse, Lady Macbeth 's lust for power plunges her into madness. So much so that Lady Macbeth turns to witchcraft transforms herself into an desexualized evil spirit to quench her thirst to become a man. The play is filled with moments when characters reveal vital information to the development of the story, that is unspoken to other members but is conveyed to the audience via monologue,. This is what is known as a soliloquy, The oxford English dictionary defines soliloquy as “An instance of talking to or…show more content…
Macbeth has chosen to ignore the advice of Banquo, who stresses that the witches are not to be trusted. Despite this Macbeth trusts the witches with absolute certainty. Macbeth goes on to say, "dearest partner of greatness, mightst not lose the dues of rejoicing". He tells his wife to celebrate because will become the new queen. Unfortunately, Lady Macbeth does not rejoice, this is because Lady Macbeth does not think Macbeth is limited in his abilities. Lady Macbeth begins to speak to him even though Macbeth is not really there, "Yet do I fear thy nature; / It is too full o ' the milk of human kindness / To catch the nearest way". This proves that Lady Macbeth knows her husband extremely well, perhaps this is because she shares some of Macbeths instincts. They both agree that, murdering Duncan is the "nearest way." In an earlier scene, Macbeth is quoted saying, "If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, / Without my stir", but later he understands that he must become an killer in order to be king of Scotland. This is also Lady Macbeth’s assumption. Lady Macbeth also shares the witches ' views on good and bad. She says to her absent husband, "Thou wouldst be great; / Art not without ambition, but without / The illness should attend it". Like the witches,
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